October 6


How to Eat Effectively per Wallace Wattles

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This blog not only describes the mechanics of “how to eat” effectively, it also uncovers the immense value that the all encompassing Master Key Experience brings to our mental appetite.

For example, there is the opportunity given to graduates to explore in detail the great trilogy written by Wallace Wattles in 1910. The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Great, and The Science of Being Well are the three books I’m speaking about. The truth about which he wrote is as relevant today as it was 113 years ago when his masterpieces were published.

Specifically, this blog has taken a chapter in The Science of Being Well, and set it to rhyme.

Before doing that, here are a few more words from Wikipedia about Mr. Wattles. (Note to reader- Bracketed numbers are Wikipedia’s references.)

New Thought

As a Midwesterner, Wattles traveled to Chicago, where several leading New Thought leaders were located, among them Emma Curtis Hopkins and William Walker Atkinson, and he gave “Sunday night lectures” in Indiana;[3] however, his primary publisher was Massachusetts-based Elizabeth Towne.[14]

He studied the writings of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Ralph Waldo Emerson,[15] and recommended the study of their books to his readers who wished to understand what he characterized as “the monistic theory of the cosmos.”[15][16]

Through his personal study and experimentation, Wattles claimed to have discovered the truth of New Thought principles and put them into practice in his own life.

He wrote books outlining these principles and practices, giving them titles that described their content, such as Health Through New Thought and Fasting and The Science of Being Great. His daughter Florence recalled that “he lived every page” of his books.

A practical author, Wattles encouraged his readers to test his theories on themselves rather than take his word as an authority, and he claimed to have tested his methods on himself and others before publishing them.[17]

Wattles practiced the technique of creative visualization. In his daughter Florence’s words, he “formed a mental picture” or visual image, and then “worked toward the realization of this vision.”[3]

He wrote almost constantly. It was then that he formed his mental picture. He saw himself as a successful writer, a personality of power, an advancing man, and he began to work toward the realization of this vision. He lived every page… His life was truly the powerful life.


How to eat is another SAP enterprise, (SAP = Smallest Achievable Perfection), Our knowledge of the chewing process makes it easier than we might realize.
Yes, we begin with the end in mind
when food is converted from a solid to a liquid state
then we’re well on our way to obtaining the healthy body we’re all quite obviously so inclined to create.

And like every endeavor we undertake,
as MKEers (or those that emulate), there is one thing we’ve learned to never forsake.

A positive mental attitude or PMA,
as in everything else is the only way.

Whether coming to the table or engaged in the process of dining,
it’s totally to a confident cheerfulness we are to ourselves confining.

And as for bolting down our food like a dog or a hog tends to do,
there is no haste when it comes to taste,
and this alone is what we’re after with every bite we completely chew.

Already in the proper demeanor,
makes those taste buds even keener.

When the task at hand is getting all the enjoyment possible from each and every meal, what better incentive then taste to focus all our attention and gustatory zeal?

Making sure each mouthful is something we never need to consciously swallow,
means conversion with saliva into a subconscious slide into the reason God made us hollow.

And, of course, like most things we engage,
whether it’s the size of each portion or size of each bite,
it’s moderation that always sets the stage.

When deciding which cuisine from all those dishes set before us which one to choose, picking the one most delightful with every bite full,
by making this process of eating so easy, for sure, is very good news.

Let us not forget with every joyous, scrumptious moderately-sized mouthful that we savor, within our knowledge of eating, is the typical Wattles wisdom we’ve all come to favor.

For within our positive mental attitude,
we’ve unvaryingly been instructed by this great teacher, to thank God Almighty with an overwhelming sense of gratitude.

So full of faith when saying grace, says it right, thanking God for the wonderful taste, while enjoying every bite.

Focus, focus, focus on just the taste, just the taste, taste, taste,
keeps the mind free of worry, born of fear, makes us hurry in haste, haste, haste!

And keep our mind off what’s planned for dessert,
to be here now, thoughts of what’s to come are way too dangerous for even a momentary flirt.

Anticipation can have no part in perfect satiation
we must remember that eating is quite the same as in the silence of the sit.

If we allow our thoughts to wander,
then inherent value we begin to squander.

So stop and think of how good the taste is, as in the story
Of the guy chased by some tigers finding safety by clinging to a vine hanging down from a mountain cliff thus averting an end destined to be quite gory.

Yet down below in the chasm, more hungry tigers looking upwards right at him
ready to greet him with nary a doubt their single desire is only to eat him.
And as his grip is beginning to slip, he sees a bush, purplish red with fruit,

Growing In easy reach from the vine, right where he’s clinging.
so this master picks and pops a berry into his mouth where all its succulent sweet flavors are now singing.

His enjoyment of this tasty delight is just as great as when dining at home with his lovely mate.
Yet no thought of that though, or of this, though he’s perilously swinging.
the taste of this heavenly fruit is all that matters to this guy,
whose courageous peace of mind we would all like to see,
given the chance, by-and-by, to think this way, just before we die.

Do you know what success looks like?

I continue to find deep inspiration from several sources, but my friends from the Master Key Experience, who encourage me to stay true to the success formula, and keep sharing their own successes, well, that’s just pure magic for me.

Take Michael Puffer, for example. Michael is also a guide in the program, and he has created a charity to help those with brain injuries, called Tabi Oasis (https://tabioasis.org).

Then there’s Darren Davis, another guide, who, along with this sons, created the Global Heroes series to honor those who are going the extra mile for others.

So many others who have finished the program and created success in their lives continue to give back, and I am honored to be one of them.

So what does success look like for you? Do you know what you want? Are you living the success formula to get it? The hands-on support, the real-life guidance from people who have been there and done that. Success can look like enjoying a black swallowtail’s visit in your garden.

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“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  • Loved this read down to the last bite. Thanks Loren so much for giving me more insight on Wallace Wattles. So insightful.

  • Loren, so appreciate your poetic take on the meal time. A lovely reminder too…to begin with the end in mind. Thank you for your insight.

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